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Kihei Man Arrested on Methamphetamine Trafficking

July 23, 2014, 3:30 PM HST
* Updated July 23, 6:51 PM
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Thomas Schillaci. MPD photo.

Thomas Schillaci. MPD photo.

By Wendy Osher

A Maui man was arrested for multiple drug charges as well as firearms, ammunition and weapons offenses after a search warrant was executed at a home in Kīhei on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Police arrested and charged Thomas Schillaci, 47, of Kīhei with methamphetamine trafficking, among other charges, and were holding him in lieu of $144,000 bail at last report.

During the search, police say investigators with Maui police’s Vice Division found: more than 881 grams (nearly 2 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine; nearly 35 grams of liquid methamphetamine; 42 marijuana plants; more than 70 grams of processed marijuana; marijuana concentrate also known as honey oil; paraphernalia associated with the distribution and use of illicit narcotics; a double-sided dagger; a Ruger .357 revolver that was loaded with ammunition; and $5,491 in US currency.

Police say they also found several butane canisters, a glass flask containing marijuana with a metal screen on one end and a hole on the other end, several empty glass flasks, grinders and honey oil residue.

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Police say they executed a search on the home where trafficking of crystal methamphetamine was suspected.

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“This evidence is consistent with the processing of marijuana concentrate using butane, commonly known as Butane Honey Oil or BHO,” police said in a press release today.

Units involved in the search included the Vice Division and the Maui Police Department’s Special Response Team.

Police say Schillaci was charged with the following: first-degree methamphetamine trafficking, felon in possession of a firearm, felon is possession of ammunition, prohibited deadly weapons, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, second-degree commercial promotion of marijuana, third-degree promotion of a harmful drug, third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, and four counts of prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia.

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